Celebrating Easter and decorating for the holiday is a lot of fun. Popular customs include coloring eggs, wearing new clothes, exchanging Easter baskets filled with chocolates and other goodies, an Easter egg hunt, the Easter bunny, and an Easter parade. Gone is wearing your “Easter bonnet with all the frills upon it.” Too bad . . . it was such a lovely tradition.
Another tradition is the Easter meal and setting a beautiful table for the occasion.
Setting a beautiful table for Easter
Hard-boil, dye, and dry eggs. Break shell crown of egg by gently tapping with spoon. Discard and remove egg contents with small spoon. Pour colored dye inside egg shell, drain, and place shell upside down on a paper towel to dry.
To make candle, first melt candle wax (from craft store) in a double boiler. Next, using a glue gun, place a small drop of glue inside egg, on bottom. Put a wick in the glue spot; it should reach above the eggshell. Wind wick around a toothpick three times, and gently place toothpick across the egg opening. Using a small ladle, spoon, or funnel, pour wax into egg. Fill 7/8 of the egg with wax, making sure to evenly surround the wick. Allow wax to harden, remove toothpick, and cut wick to size.
Place egg candles in eggcups.
(Photo: Good Housekeeping)
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